Adults £3.00 Children free
At Coultershaw you can:
- Watch the waterwheel drive the Beam Pump to produce an impressive water spout.
- Learn how the Beam Pump was installed in 1782 to pump water to Petworth House and town, 1 ½ miles to the north.
- See the Archimedes screw turbine using water to generate electricity.
- Visit the Engine House, and try pumping water with the hand pumps.
- Walk around the canal basin to see the remains of the 18th century lock, canal warehouses and stables.
- Look out for the wide variety of wildlife and you may see fish climbing the fish ladder!
- Explore the site using our FREE family nature trail.
There is wheelchair access over nearly all of the site including a view of the waterwheel. Paths near the river are uneven in places and can be soft after heavy rain.
Toilets with wheelchair access.
Pre-booked groups of all ages and interests are welcome, including on days when the site is not normally open. A relevant introductory talk can be provided in the Warehouse, together with drinks and biscuits if required.
Contact the curator for details and to book
A programme of activities for schools and educational groups is offered. The heated Warehouse with toilets provides a space for indoor activities and talks.
For learning enquiries and bookings, contact us